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Chewbacka last won the day on December 12 2016

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  1. That’s a good point as I think it common practice to have a rad in series with the calorifier so in summer (other rads off) when the boiler comes on and the calorifier is hot there is a rad to get rid of the heat until the stat turns off the boiler.
  2. It does appear to be a twin coil (both plumbed in), which would indicate that there is another heat source than the engine. The boiler manual will not help with explain the various valves in the plumbing as the installer may have done their own thing. a thought that occurs to me is that there could be a valve to isolate the calorifier coil from the boiler to eliminate hot water rising from the calorifier up the pipes into the boiler and heating the boat in summer, but this is only speculative based on your observations so far. I suggest a torch and pad and try to draw out the various circuits.
  3. For at least the last 20 years most if not all car manufacturers specify speedos that read high by a few percent. The amount also varies with tire wear, but so long as tires are road legal the speedo will over read. Speedo’s are now digital electronic devices (not used spinning magnets and ally discs for years) so either work or don’t work and being digital are stable and do not drift over time, so the days of speeding and claiming your speedo showed you were not, are long gone.
  4. It’s easier the more there are, especially if you start and finish in a less congested area. So boat 1 sets off arrives at boar 2 mooring spot, boat 2 pulls out and boat 1 moves in to moor. Boat 2 then goes to boat 3 mooring etc, etc. Last boat in the sequence then goes to the start area and has to find a mooring. If there are (example) 10 boats, you only struggle to find a mooring every tenth cycle.
  5. But if the intent is to also clean up city air, then boat engines and wood burners can be a concern to their surroundings, especially if moored 2 deep in long lines......
  6. I notice it calls for any anticipated ‘unforeseen consequences’ - a bit of a contradiction - but one I see is this will result in electric boats mooring in the middle of nowhere and using generators for recharging- noise, pollution and CO poisonings.
  7. Aren’t they the lot where their plumbers are on £100k per year?
  8. To get to the rotten floor the shower tray will have to come out, and if the damp has soaked up the wall the tile adhesive may have failed, so tiles will fall off the wall (lack of tile grout could even be the cause of the leak). I could go on, but this is not going to be a quick fix. This type of job doesn’t usually need a lot of expensive materials, but it will require a lot of expensive time, hence the advice to diy (or lots of spare cash). Still the job needs doing, so good luck in finding someone, but from your limited description I think you will need someone for a few days.
  9. Continuous does not mean 24hr per day for 365 of the year, that would be impossible especially for a single handed boater. So one either cruises from time to time such that the stop periods require a mooring, or one moves often enough to not need a mooring, so one is continually moving from place to place. Continually moving from place to place does not preclude short stops in each place.
  10. Don’t let the vegans see you slowly killing flies............
  11. With rotten and collapsing floors etc, this could be much bigger job than a one day job, plus will need near by safe parking for the workers van. If you can’t do it yourself it may be better to go to a boatyard and get them to do it. But it will cost.
  12. Maybe in this instance you mean ‘person’
  13. What can be said in person with a smile and a wink ‘may’ be acceptable - depending upon how well you know the person, but in print will nearly always come across as aggressive and objectionable - I learnt this the hard way some years ago. So my suggestion is either tactfully point out what is missing from the question (nobody wants to be made to look foolish) or just don’t reply and leave it to someone else.
  14. The law does not define bona fine navigation within the act, so somebody has to give an interpretation otherwise nobody knows what is expected. In this case the body responsible for enforcement (CRT) have given their interpretation, if somebody with enough money wishes to go for a judicial review and challenge it, they can. Good luck to whoever tries to build a fighting fund....... I personally would not contribute to that fund as I would be amazed if any court felt that only moving every two weeks for a total range of about 25 miles per year was unreasonably excessive for bona fide navigation.
  15. Is this a pipe that comes from the top of the tank? Maybe in the gas locker? If so it will have a screw on cap to keep crap out. To fill, shove the end of your hose pipe down the pipe and turn on the shore side tap. You did not say if this is shell / sailaway or a fitted out boat, if the former check there is a tap on the tank outlet before you start filling. By the way it is probably a fine old British spec pipe.
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